Healthy Road Trip Snacks the Whole Family Will Love

Summer Road Trips | Greenville, MS

Summer is just around the corner, and for many of us that means long trips in the Nissan to any number of exciting destinations. During one of those long drives, it’s easy to slip in your diet and pick up an quick burger or bag of chips, especially when you have a car-load of hungry kiddos. Stay strong with these scrumptiously healthy road trip snacks that the whole family is sure to love.

Flavored Nuts

Nuts come in all flavors and sizes nowadays; you don’t just have to choose between “salted” and “unsalted” almonds. Before you embark on your next road trip, pick out some vanilla almonds or wasabi cashews – the options are endless! Always be aware of the allergy restrictions of everyone in your cabin.

Jerky

Get a filling boost of protein in the form of natural and additive-free meat jerkies. There are even non-beef options on the shelves today, like turkey and chicken, for anyone who is trying to avoid red meat.

Fresh Apples

Apples are a great option for healthy road trip snacks. They are refreshing to bite into and offer a serious energy kick. Plus, you don’t need to worry about keeping them cool.

Dark Chocolate

You don’t need to deny your sweet tooth to stay healthy on the road. Pick up some dark chocolate bars or a bag of dark chocolate bark, and even the biggest candy hound will stay satiated from point A to point Z.

If your car needs some help getting ready for a road trip, contact us at James Ceranti Nissan.

Parking in the Shade

2019 Nissan Altima | James Ceranti Nissan | Greenville, MS

Summer is right around the corner and things are already heating up. This is a friendly reminder that it is always best to find a parking spot out of that direct summer sunlight and for more reasons than you might think.

Less Burns – Just about everyone has a memory of scalding themselves on a hot seatbelt or plopping down on someone’s nice leather upholstery in shorts only to yelp and hop out of their seat. Save yourself some discomfort and find a shady spot to stop.

Save your Paint – Ultraviolet light from the sun does constant damage to paint. Vehicles can protect against this with waxes and treatments, but eventually the sun always wins. Extend your paint job’s beauty by keeping it out of direct sun when possible. It may seem extreme, but if your leave your vehicle parked the sun for long stretches and have no other choice, an opaque cover does a lot of work in preserving your paint finish.

Protect your Plastic – Vehicle interiors can get seriously hot in the sun and even though the plastics that make up the interior consoles are resistant to heat, repeated exposure over time will prevail. Reflective window inserts can do a lot to protect interior surfaces when shade isn’t possible, but they can’t help the exterior.

For more information about caring for your car, contact the service team at James Ceranti Nissan.

Spring Cleaning! Top Car Cleaning Tips for your Nissan

Spring Cleaning For Your Nissan | Greenville, MS

Spring is here, and its arrival will have many folks gearing up for their annual spring cleaning. Do you include your Nissan on your spring cleaning list? If not, you should! Now is the perfect time to give your Nissan some tender love and care, so use these car cleaning tips to get your vehicle in great condition.

Exterior

When you live in a climate with snowy winters, cleaning your car’s exterior is about more than just looks—it also helps protect your car from rust and damage that can result from exposure to road salt. Give your Nissan a good exterior cleaning and make sure to spray down the undercarriage.

Interior

The best method for cleaning a car’s cabin is to start from the top and move down. Wipe the dashboard with a microfiber cloth, and use paintbrushes to dust small crevices like air vents and areas between knobs and buttons. Vacuum the floors and seats, and follow that by shampooing seats and carpets.

Wax

Efficient spring cleaning will get your possessions in good shape for the whole year. This means that your task is not complete without a good waxing. Once you’ve cleaned your Nissan’s exterior, apply a good coat of wax to finish it off with a beautiful shine that will also provide protection from debris and the elements.

If you find some problems with your Nissan while you’re cleaning, contact the service department at James Ceranti Nissan.

Nissan Unveils IMQ Concept Vehicle in Geneva

Nissan IMQ Concept Vehicle | Greenville, MS

This March at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Nissan debuted the IMQ concept vehicle. This breathtaking, all-new vehicle features cutting-edge technology and futuristic vehicle design, hinting at the future of crossovers from the automaker.

The IMQ concept is a beauty to behold, featuring, sleek, modern contours and sweeping lines. As an industry leader with its array of advanced crossovers and SUVs, Nissan doesn’t disappoint with the new IMQ. The IMQ features an array of driver-centric Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ technology, including the state-of-the-art Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology, which combines real-world information gathered by the vehicle with other virtual information to make the driving experience as cool and confidence-inspiring as possible. In addition, the IMQ features a cutting-edge version of Nissan’s ProPILOT driver-assistance system, offering jaw-dropping autonomous driving capability. Pertinent driver information is displayed on two advanced interfaces, offering clear information on the electric drive system, navigation, and more.

Backing up the IMQ’s style and smarts is the next-generation of Nissan’s e-Power, a purely electric motor drive system. The system’s power is harnessed by IMQ’s all-wheel-drive system, which supplies refined power to each wheel, finely controlling each one. With such a drivetrain, the IMQ offers exceptional driving dynamics, instant acceleration, and stability in low-traction road situations. With the unveiling of the IMQ, we can’t wait for the next generation of Nissan crossovers and SUVs.

While the Nissan IMQ is a concept vehicle and not headed to production, we can’t wait to see some of its new design elements in cars on the James Ceranti Nissan lot in the near future.

The Dangers Of Delayed Oil Changes

Wouldn’t it be nice if you never had to do any maintenance on your car? Unfortunately, the complex moving parts in your car do require regular attention. One of the most frequent maintenance requirements is an oil change. While you might be tempted to delay your oil changes, it will cause bigger problems down the road if you do.

Oil is essentially the blood of your vehicle’s engine. Its purpose is to keep everything running smoothly and prevent the buildup of dirt and other particles by carrying it out of the engine. Over time, the oil will begin to break down due to the collected dirt and high temperatures under the hood, which is called thermal breakdown. When this happens, the oil can thicken and turn into sludge.

The sludge blocks the flow of oil in the engine, and essential parts like the crankshafts, camshafts, and valves will begin to wear down because the oil usually keeps the moving parts from rubbing against each other. Without the necessary lubrication, your engine can suffer major damage and ultimately need a partial rebuild or total replacement.

If you skipped an oil change, you can go to any mechanic and have your engine tested to see if there’s any impending damages or repairs needed.

Changing your oil periodically is an inexpensive way to maintain your car for the long run. If you need an oil change or would like to diagnose your engine, contact us at James Ceranti Nissan and we’ll be glad to take care of you.

Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge | Greenville, MS

Proudly Serving Mississippi | Greenville, MS

The Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge was first established in 1936 and is the oldest national wildlife refuge in Mississippi. If you are looking for a great place to have some outdoor fun, Yazoo is a great place to go.

Hunting

The Yazoo refuge is known throughout the southeast as one of the best locations for hunting. Many hunters plan their hunting vacations here for white-tailed deer, racoon, squirrel, and rabbit. The deer muzzleloader and archery hunts are among the most popular hunting options.

Hiking

You can go hiking on any of the many paths through the refuge. Follow the quarter-mile boardwalk trail to the Holt Collier Boardwalk and Observation Tower for some spectacular views. Be aware that summertime temperatures can be extreme, so plan you visit early in the morning or later in the evening.

Wildlife Viewing

Yazoo is a great place to spend some time in nature and see native wildlife. A wide range of species live in the refuge including white-tailed deer, American alligators, and a variety of migratory bird species, especially ducks and geese.

Butterfly Garden

The butterfly garden is a newer addition to the refuge and gives visitors a great place to view caterpillars and butterflies. In the summertime, you can usually spot hummingbirds flying from flower to flower too.

The Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful place to enjoy nature and the great sport of hunting. We at James Ceranti Nissan hope you enjoy your time at Yazoo!

Vmotion 2.0 and Xmotion Concepts Show Nissan’s Vision of the Future

Vmotion & Xmotion Concepts | Greenville, MSAutomakers like Nissan are developing advanced electric vehicles and autonomous driving technologies that will rapidly transform the transportation industry. Nissan boldly designs vehicles that reach new heights of sophistication, including the Vmotion 2.0 and Xmotion Concepts. Although these particular vehicles may never hit a production line, they hint at Nissan’s vision of the future.

Vmotion 2.0 Concept

The Vmotion 2.0 Concept announces the future of the Nissan sedan. It features a sharp, aerodynamic exterior design and Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ technology, which includes the state-of-the-art ProPILOT autonomous driving system. This remarkable system can navigate city streets and highway traffic, displaying a lit-up grille and diffuser to indicate that the ProPILOT system is active.

Xmotion Concept

With compact SUVs and crossovers becoming ever more popular, the Xmotion predicts the future of this segment. The Xmotion is a three-row SUV that features a breathtaking, angular exterior design that looks like a piece of contemporary art. Just as the Vmotion 2.0 Concept received the EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence in 2017, the Xmotion also won an EyesOn Design award in 2018. In addition, the Xmotion integrates cutting-edge driving assist features and offers a “Floating Koi” virtual assistant in the car.

Nissan’s vision of the future is bold, and its intelligent design choices such as virtual assistant integration and an external display to let other drivers know an autonomous driving vehicle is on the road, Nissan plans to be a part of the bright future it envisions.

Contact us at James Ceranti Nissan for more information.

Debut of the 2019 Nissan Maxima at Los Angeles Auto Show

The 2019 Nissan Maxima is getting a facelift and some exciting new features and technologies to match its sleek and sporty exterior. The new Maxima will debut at the very end of November at the prestigious Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Los Angeles Auto Show, an event attended by thousands where automakers show off the latest developments in their cars, will run for ten days starting on November 30.

This mid-cycle refresh adds serious style accents that make this full-size sedan even more eye-catching than before. Updated headlights and taillights improve visibility and boost sophistication, while the sloping hood and more angular grille give the Maxima a sharp, aggressive stance.

Of course, the Maxima’s looks aren’t its only plus. The Nissan Safety Shield 360 includes a host of driver assist features like automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection. It also has impressive performance stats at 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque!

The new Maxima will go on sale shortly after its debut at the LA Auto Show, so mark the date on your calendars! For more information about this vehicle, contact us at James Ceranti Nissan.

World’s Largest Electric Taxi Fleet Deal Goes to Nissan

Electric Taxi Fleet

The Nissan Leaf is already the world’s bestselling electric car and now it’s likely the most popular electric taxi. A popular pick for taxi companies in Europe due to its low-cost maintenance and high rate of return, the Leaf is eco-friendly as well. Now a deal between a Madrid-based taxi company and Nissan is about to break the record for the world’s largest electric taxi fleet.

La Ciudad del Taxi announced a deal with Nissan for a total of 110 Nissan Leafs for Spain’s capital. That puts Madrid as the leading provider of electric taxis thus far. Each Leaf is equipped with a 30 kWh battery that provides more than a 25% increase in range compared to the first-generation Leaf.

With the order, Madrid passes Amsterdam, which has 100 Leaf taxis, for the world’s largest electric taxi fleet. Budapest ranks third with a total of 65 Leaf taxis on the road. It doesn’t look like the Leaf’s taxi expansion will end with Madrid.

Taxi Hochelaga of Canada plans to put 2,000 electric taxis in Montreal within in the next three years. While there’s no confirmation of what model taxi will hit the streets, the Leaf is a likely pick due to its incredible popularity, affordability, and reliability.

We here at James Ceranti Nissan are happy to offer environmentally friendly vehicles at affordable prices!

How to Drive in the Rain

Drive in the Rain

Taking to the road in the rain can be dangerous to say the least. Over a million car accidents a year list wet pavement as a major contributing factor. That’s a huge number, but as it turns out, reducing the chance of an accident is quite simple. Here are a few tips on how to drive in the rain from us here at James Ceranti Nissan.

  1. Cruise Control – While cruise control is a great convenience technology for dry pavement, it’s quite the opposite on wet pavement. When cruise control is active, the driver can’t remove their foot from the accelerator to slow down immediately. To deactivate the system, the driver has to hit the brake. That can cause a loss of control on wet pavement.
  2. Leave Room – Keep twice the amount of distance you regularly would between cars. It takes longer to stop on wet pavement. Additionally, slowing down and watching your speed will help improve traction. As a result, you’ll have more control over the vehicle.
  3. Skids – Even the best drivers experience skidding and, fortunately, it’s easy to maneuver out of as long as you stay calm. First, steer in the direction you want to go. Second, don’t hit the brakes or you risk losing control of the vehicle altogether. Keep your eyes on the road and you should be good to go!